EE 200 Electronic Circuit Implementations (Spring)

This is an introductory level electronic circuits implementation course, consisting of weekly laboratory sessions.

In the first module, basic circuit experiments such as Thevenin equivalent circuits, RC and RL first order circuits, resonance circuits, high order filters, operational amplifier circuits, and basic radio circuits with the use of opamp, diode and RLC components. In the second module, DC, small-signal and frequency models of semiconductor devices such as PN diodes, BJT and MOSFETs will be included. Using these models, different circuit implementation will be executed, such as wave shaping circuits (with diodes, op-amps, passives and integral/differentiator circuits), different configuration of single/multi stage amplifiers (CE, CC, DB, and combination of these as multistage amp., CS, CD, CG, and combinations), oscillators (with BJTs and feedback concepts), etc. Analytical design methodologies, along with CAD tools (such as Spice), will also be part of the course for designing and implementing circuits.

  • Use standard electrical equipment such as multimeter, DC supply, function generator and oscilloscope
  • Build circuits on breadbord, make AC and DC voltage and current measurements
  • Use Spice to analyze/simulate circuits including semiconductor devices such as diodes, BJTs, and FETs.
  • Start from the given specifications to design, simulate, construct and verify the following circuits
  • RLC circuits: High-pass, low-pass and band-pass filters, series/parallel resonance
  • OpAmp circuits: Inverting and non-inverting amplifiers, integrators, active filters
  • Diode circuits: Rectifiers, limiters
  • BJT and FET transistor circuits: Small signal amplifiers, voltage and current buffers, multi-stage amplifiers
  • Use of the electronics laboratory equipments and devices (DC power supply, Wave-form/Signal generator, multimeters, Oscilascope, frequency counter, connectors, breadboard to aply and measure AC/DC signals.
  • Analyze circuits made up of linear lumped elements. Specifically, analyze circuits containing resistors and independent sources using techniques such as the node method, superposition and the Thevenin method.
  • Calculate/determine/analyze the time and frequency behavior of first order and second order circuits containing resistors, capacitors and inductors (RLC).
  • Determine input/output (I-V, load-line, DC and small-signal) characteristics and applications (rectifiers) of different diodes: pn–junction, Schottky and Zener.
  • Design, implement and characterize operational amplifiers: inverting, non-inverting, positive and negative feedback, single and multi-stage operational amplifiers, integrator, filters, input and output performance analysis and characterization.
  • Implement/Extract/measure DC operating points (desired quiescent operating point/region/mode), input/output characteristics, small-signal models/parameters and frequency responses of BJT and MOSFET.
  • Design, implement and analyze common transistor amplifier configurations for BJTs (such as common emitter, common base, and emitter follower) and for FETs (such as common source, common gate, and source follower) with different gain, BW, power consumption, input/ouput DC/AC range, etc. specifications.
  • Design and Implement circuits using BJT/MOSFETs: multi-stage (3 or more) amplifier design and implementation from given system specifications.
  • Design and implement an AM Receiver/Radio using electronic components, within the scope of this course, effectively/efficiently.
  • Use and implement Computer Aided Design (CAD) Tools, PSPICE, to design and / or verify the circuit performance, combined of use SPICE to analyze circuits that include passives (RLC), semiconductor devices such as diodes, BJTs, FETs and Op-Amps.

Lab manuals will be provided to the students.

EE 202 Electronics Circuits II (Spring)

Concepts of basic semiconductor devices (PN junctions, MOSFETs and BJTs); design of DC bias circuits; DC/AC models of semiconductor devices; frequency response; small/large-signal analysis of devices/circuits; single-stage, multistage and differential amplifiers; feedback and stability concepts in amplifiers; the use of CAD tools (Spice) in circuit design and analysis.

To teach the structures, physical operation, terminal characteristics, large- and small-signal models, amplifier and switch applications of transistors (BJT's and FET's) and reinforce these concepts through design exercises.

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated the ability

  • to identify and correctly utilize the external lead structure and basic electrical characteristics and operating principles of common semiconductor devices (PN junctions, MOSFETs and BJTs),
  • to analyze and design DC bias circuits,
  • to utilize DC and AC models of semiconductor devices in both analysis and design,
  • to analyze and design differential, multistage, and feedback amplifiers,
  • to use a CAD tool (e.g., Spice) in circuit analysis and design.
Textbook

Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, 6th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2011 (www.sedrasmith.com)

Other Readings
  • R. C. Jaeger, Microelectronic Circuit Design. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1997
  • R. T. Howe and C. G. Sodini, Microelectronics, Prentice Hall
  • D. A. Neamen, Electronic Circuit Analysis and Design, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996
  • M. N. Hornstein, Microelectronic Circuits and Devices
  • SPICE, Gordon Roberts and Adel Sedra, Second Edition, 1996

EE 303 Analog Integrated Circuits (Fall)

DC, small-signal and high-frequency design and analysis of CMOS amplifier topologies, including cascode and differential amplifiers; bias circuits; output circuits; active loads; stability and feedback; noise; multi-stage amplifiers; application examples of CMOS analog integrated circuits: comparators, active filters, signal wave-form generators, etc.; design and verify CMOS analog circuits by computer aided tools (e.g. Cadence).

  • To understand the concept of analog integrated circuits
  • To analyze basic CMOS basic analog circuit building blocks (through lectures, homework and recitations)
  • To design these analog circuit building blocks (through lectures, homework and recitations.)
  • To design, simulate and optimize analog circuits with the aid of Cadence tools (through recit)
  • To practice layout techniques and more complex analog circuits in Cadence design environment (through recitations)
  • To understand applications of analog integrated circuits

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated the ability

  • to understand the concept of analog integrated circuits and differences and challenges with respect to other applications of electronic circuits,
  • to analyze basic CMOS analog circuit building blocks (integrated components): transistors, active and passive components,
  • to design these analog circuit building blocks: current sources/mirrors, constant voltage and current sources, single and multi-stage amplifiers, differential and cascode amplifiers, inverters and comparators,
  • to design and analyze an integrated circuit using the concepts of noise, frequency response, feedback, stability, compensation, PSRR, CMRR, etc,
  • to design, simulate and optimize analog integrated circuits with the aid of Cadence tools,
  • to practice layout techniques and more complex analog circuits in Cadence design environment.
Textbook

B. Razavi, Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, McGraw Hill, 2001, ISBN 0-07-238032-2

Other Readings
  • T. C. Carusone, D. A. Johns, K. W. Martin, Analog Integrated Circuit Design (Wiley), December 13, 2011 | ISBN-10: 0470770104
  • P. Gray, P. Hurst, S. Lewis,and R.G. Meyer, Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, 5th Edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2010, ISBN 978-0-470-39877-7
  • P. Allen and D. Holberg, CMOS Analog Circuit Design, 2nd Edition, 2002, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-511644-5
  • M. N. Hornstein, Microelectronic Circuits and Devices
  • A. Hastings, The Art of Analog Layout, Prentice Hall, 2001.

EE 480 / EE 633 Microwave Devices and Circuits (Fall)

Very-high frequency behavior of electronic devices. Avalanche, transferred electron, and acoustoelectric oscillators and amplifiers; parametric interactions. General properties and design of nonlinear solid-state microwave networks, including: negative resistance oscillators and amplifiers, frequency convertors and resistive mixers, transistor amplifiers, power combiners, and harmonic generators.

This course also covers RFIC (radio frequency integrated circuit) design. Gain, noise, linearity, inter-modulation, dynamic range, power consumption trade-offs, system-level analysis. Low-noise amplifiers, power amplifiers, mixers, voltage-controlled oscillators. Current research topics in the field.

  • To understand the concept of RF integrated circuits
  • To analyze RF circuit building blocks building blocks (through lectures, homework and recitations)
  • To design these RF circuit building blocks (through lectures, homework and recitations.)
  • To design, simulate and optimize RF circuits with the aid of Cadence tools (through recit)
  • To design spiral inductors and transmission lines with the aid of SONNET tools (through recit)
  • To practice layout techniques in Cadence design environment (through recit)
  • To understand applications of RF circuits
  • To understand the concept of analog and RF integrated circuits technology
  • To understand RF and microwave transistor technologies and their RF-Models
  • To understand fundamental design parameters of RF integrated circuits such as S-parameters, nonlinearity, sensitivity, efficiency, noise figure, input, output dynamic ranges etc.
  • To design matching and impedance transformation networks using in integrated circuits and components
  • To understand fundamentals of the following RF integrated system building blocks and circuits: low noise amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, frequency synthesizers, and power amplifiers
  • To be able to analyze, design and simulate integrated RF circuits such as low noise amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, frequency synthesizers, and power amplifiers
  • To be able to use and implement RF integrated circuits design and simulation tools such as ADS, Cadence Spectre
  • To be able to use and implement integrated passive components for different RF integrated circuit applications such as sonnet SONNET tools
  • To be able to understand RF integrated system specifications and breakdown these specs to building block and circuit levels
  • To be able to measure and characterize RF integrated components and circuits
Textbook

John, W. M. Rogers and Calvin Plett, Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Design, Second Edition, Artech House, 2010, ISBN: 1607839792, 9781607839798

Other Readings
  • Behzad Razavi, RF Microelectronics
  • Thomas H. Lee, The Design of CMOS Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits
  • Sorin Voinigescu, High-Frequency Integrated Circuits

Previously Taught Courses

Seminar, Project and Thesis Courses

Seminar Courses Organized
  • EE 551 Graduate Seminar I
  • EE 552 Graduate Seminar II
Project Courses
  • ROJ 102 Freshman Project Course
  • ENS 491 Graduation Project (Design)
  • ENS 492 Graduation Project (Implementations)
  • PROJ 302 Summer Project
Thesis Courses
  • EE 590 Master Thesis
  • EE 790 Ph.D. Dissertation